"Narendra Modi`s thoughts are threat to Indian democracy," says former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who accused him of provoking communal feelings in the state during the recent elections which Congress lost badly.
Fate of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Opposition BJP`s state president Vasundhara Raje and 2087 other contestants in the state will be known when counting of votes for the Rajasthan Assembly polls takes place on Sunday.
Taking a dig at his predecessor Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said she would not dare to compare his government`s achievements with the erstwhile BJP regime as it would fall flat.
With the announcement of list of candidates for the December 1 Assembly elections, rebellion is out in the open among BJP rank and file in Rajasthan`s Hadoti region, once a stronghold of the opposition party.
With most of the opinion polls predicting a victory for the BJP in the Assembly polls in Rajasthan, all eyes are on Vasundhara Raje, the president of her party in the state and also its CM candidate for 2013 polls.
Rajasthan Urban Development and Housing Minister Shanti Dhariwal (Congress) was among 23 candidates who filed their papers on the second day of nomination on Wednesday for the December 1 Assembly polls.
BJP on Tuesday declared the names of 176 candidates, including Vasundhara Raje and her known critic Gulab Chand Kataria, for the 200-member Rajasthan assembly elections and decided to field three former MPs, 20 women and three persons from the minority community in the polls.